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Friday, October 17, 2008

Gardening Angels...

i am disheartened
to read stories like THIS, God
have mercy on us!

raising children is
gardening, only that we're
gardening angels

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Esthermay's post on Life vs. Punishment left me speechless and teary-eyed. The story of Rowan is just one of the many unheard stories all over the world. Sad. Disheartening.

I have chosen Aurelia Spencer Rogers' words...because I have always believed children as gifts from God...and that should be spared from any worldly harshness.

Barack Obama at a Town Hall Meeting in Johnstown, PA - March, 2008, was quoted saying - "If they [my daughters] make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby." I do not want to sound political, yet I quoted that to bring the point of shouting at loud that having a baby is not and will not be in any way a punishment...

I cannot and will not judge women who had resulted into acts of getting rid of their babies, yet I have always been hopeful and it is always in my prayer every night for every woman to have enough courage in their hearts to have that compassion towards their unborn babies. Children after all are gifts from God. If it was a "mistake" then be it. Let that child be a chance for us to correct whatever that mistake is and to prove our growth by extending our care beyond ourselves.

Please don't forget to visit other people's wonderful haiku at A Mommy Story!

I wish everyone a peaceful and contemplative Friday, and may you all have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

perfectly said Sunshine.

broca's area said...

well said!!..:)...serious issue !!

Anonymous said...

This is a tough issue that is rarely black and white. Always sad, though. I don't think anyone would argue that it's not.

storyteller said...

This is heart-breakingly sad ...
Hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

She should totally sue. That's one reason why I am not voting for Obama.

Anonymous said...

i'm under the impression though that, while obama is not in favor of overturning roe v. wade, he intends to take steps to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies which can lead to abortions.

if something irregular did occur with regard to this event, then the woman should indeed sue.

also, a republican president has been in control of the white house for the last 8 years. congress has been under the control of republicans for 6 of the last 8 years. and a majority of the members of the supreme court are republican appointees.

and yet the number of abortions which took place was lower during the time of clinton, than during this period under bush.

Mariposa said...

Sage - Thanks!

Brocasera - Yes, serious issue and something I wish discuss without getting too emotionally involved with it. Thanks!

Maiggie - True. Topics like these are always in grayscale and is always subject to relativity. I'm not anti-abortion, I'm pro-life, and I can say I did my share in my I am hoping the same thing for others who take a different stance.

Storyteller - You can say that again!

Undercover Princess - I'm torn between saying yes she should sue because they did not do what they were supposed to do, yet a part of me is in disbelief why she went there and allowed them to do that to her at 22 weeks pregnancy.

Kouji - I am not relating the issue with politics. I just quoted Obama because he is a popular name right now and I just wanted to share my stand on him calling the baby as punishment. It couldn't care less what's his affiliation. Also, I don't think the America's stand on abortion (since you were talking about US governance) will change regardless who wins. I just can't give me respect to a man who readily give a statement like that.

Actually Sage said it better in his comment at Esther's page, let me quote a part of it here --

"The abortion stance of this country won't change with Obama as president nor will it change if McCain is but it tells me a lot about a man that thinks this way."

Just saying.

Patsy said...

Amen, and amen. You said that so well. Thank you for having the courage to voice that opinion. I stand with you.

Momisodes said...

I just finished reading through the entire article and story. So incredibly tragic.

the princess said...

i love being a mother. i love that I am lucky enought to have had 2 healthy ones.

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

God bless you for addressing the issue.

You are right that abortion is NOT a political issue. No elected official or political party will EVER change abortion statistics in the United States.

Only GOD can change a heart. I am convinced -- and have witnessed personally -- that hearts DO change when the facts of abortion are clearly presented!

Well done!

BTExpress said...

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen, count me as one of those that God helped change their mind. I am 60, so have observed the abortion issue for a very long time. Way back when, I wouldn't have given getting an abortion a second thought and considered it not much more than a form of birth control. But, thank God, over the years I've changed my mind.

Lisa Nanette Allender said...

Hi thanks for visiting my blog, and wanted to say I still support Obama for President. He was speaking to what it would feel like to him /his family PERSONALLY. I prefer the term "accident"(not "mistake") for babies which are unplanned(not "unwanted"). However, the decision is completely between the woman(or girl) and her physician, and God.
btw, Mariposa is the name of an Edna St. Vincent millay poem--any connection for you?

Anonymous said...

Let me first say that it is a civil right for a woman to decide on whether she wants to take that responsibility into her life or not. I am strongly against people using abortions as some sort of birth control, but I am even more strongly against forcing a woman to carry out pregnancy. God is universal and life is infinitely complex. Giving birth is not the sole destiny of all women.

Secondly, in response to a comment made above me, it is stupid not to vote for Obama because you judge him based on a line taken out of context. He was saying that it is important to educate his daughters about the values and morals of sex because he didn't want them suddenly having an unwanted pregnancy due to their lack of not taking their body seriously.

Third, yes, that facility was wrong. They should've respected that woman's wishes and got her to a place where she could have assistance in bearing her child.

Mariposa said...

I understand this is a highly sensitive issue. We all have our stand and we all can defend it with maximum logical reasons.

I am not in favor of character assassination so I will not take Obama's statement against him.

I am with you C. Samurai, educating women on parenting and their sexual responsibility is favorable.

That is why for people with my stand, I urge them to offer help to women in making their choices easy for them.